Mighty Mike: A never-before-seen look at the life of Michael van Gerwen
MVG's life away from the oche
Last Updated: 14/12/14 8:21am
The trademark celebratory roar of Michael van Gerwen is likely to grace the upcoming World Championships but there is more to him than just the great thrower who entertains hoards of revelling darts fans.
‘Mighty Mike’ strips back the adulation of the crowd, takes Van Gerwen away from the comfort zone of the oche and finds out about the man behind the player.
“It gave me goosebumps,” Van Gerwen confessed, watching back the tale of his journey from a small town in the Netherlands to the grandest stages in his sport.
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This documentary goes behind the scenes of Van Gerwen’s career and his life and brings you never-before-seen access to the humble beginnings of the world No 1.
We visit the 25-year-old’s hometown of Boxtel, where Van Gerwen takes us to the places that formed the man he has become – such as his old school where he enjoyed football until a friend suggested an afternoon throwing darts.
We visit his favourite place to quietly throw arrows in practice – something Van Gerwen admits he could do without – and meet the people who have supported his meteoric rise from a small-town boy to the youngest ever World Championship winner last season.
Van Gerwen’s journey is far from finished, with the next chapter set to be added during December and January live on Sky Sports during the World Championships, but we guarantee ‘Mighty Mike’ is an insight into one of the world’s top sportsmen with unprecedented access that is not to be missed.
Watch Mighty Mike on Sunday at 7pm on Sky Sports 1 or download On Demand right now.